A match between two teams with fine cricketing traditions begins on August 4th, 2021. India and England face off in a five-Test series in England.
So much anticipation surrounds this game that the best cricket betting sites in India have already listed the odds. For more accurate betting tips, check live cricket odds here.
Be sure to consider the players and their performance before you place your wager.
With the dates drawing closer, both teams are replacing injured players in their squads. We have selected five players who we feel are crucial to winning the Tests.
1. James Anderson
James Anderson collected the 1000th wicket in first-class cricket during Lancashire’s encounter with Kent at the Emirates Old Trafford. With 617 wickets under his belt, England’s star is one of the most prolific fast bowlers in Test cricket history.
In the England vs. India test in Chennai in February 2021, Anderson produced one of the most extraordinary overs in Test cricket.
He bowled Shubman Gill with his second ball, Ajinkya Rahane with his fourth, and India’s vice-captain with another inswinger. Anderson’s spell contributed to England’s 227-win in the 2021 first test.
What magic does Anderson hold for England vs. India? Let’s watch and see.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin was best known for his heroic performance alongside Hanuma Vihari in securing the Sydney draw.
The Chennai player has scored five centuries in his Test career, ranking fourth in the ICC Test for all-rounders. He has also won the 2012-13 BCCI’s international cricketer of the year, 2016 ICC cricketer of the year, and 2016 ICC Test Cricketer of The Year.
Expect him to lead the bowling attack in the five-test series. It will be interesting to monitor his role in the England-India Test series.
3. Rohit Sharma
According to the ICC Test rankings, Rohit Sharma ranks sixth. The batting failure of the Indian team in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) in June 2021 makes him a person of interest. England had little trouble achieving their target, with India having scored only 170 runs in their second innings.
So, Indian fans are looking at Sharma and Ashwin to lead India to victory.
4. Ben Stokes
In February 2021, England defeated India in the first test, but India made a comeback to thrash the visitors 3-1. Ben Stokes is looking forward to avenging this defeat in the August test series.
In an interview with Daily Mail, he said, “Wherever the series is played, it always attracts great interest. We will be looking for a bit of revenge after our recent loss to India.”
Stokes is the kind of player who makes stunning catches and uncanny knocks. We’ll see what England’s all-rounder star has in store.
5. Stuart Broad
Broad ranks 3rd in the list of players with the most caught wickets (125) in Test cricket.
He has also played against India in six matches and claimed ten wickets and a 4/33 best score. It is no wonder he is England’s second-best Test wicket-taker.
Well, the Nottingham bowler has an opportunity to defend his country’s legacy.
Now it’s your turn
The August Test series are here, and the best cricket teams are facing off. You know it. India’s best cricket betting sites know it, too. So be sure to check out cricket odds live to boost your winning chances.